Good Night, Baddies
STORY HOUR KIT
Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Play Groups
Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03
About the Kit:
As the picture book Good Night, Baddies opens, we see “baddies” coming home from a long day of fairy tale villainy. The picture book shows us how the baddies unwind over dinner, conversation, and the universal bedtime routines.
The activity in this kit connects Good Night, Baddies to other picture books in your collection. Do your readers recognize the wolf, the witch, the dragon, and the troll from other stories?
After a read-aloud and discussion of Good Night, Baddies, children will be invited to search for baddies in the other picture books that feature classic villainous characters. When children open the pages of books you have put on display, they will find cut-out baddies inside! Those baddie cut-outs slide sweetly into simple paper beds that you can make together at the craft table.
As an extra bonus, author Deborah Underwood has recorded a lullaby that follows the words of the book. It is available free for your use and for families to play at bedtime!
The kit also includes a poster and copy to advertise your event.
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Good, Night Baddies: Story Hour Kit
ABOUT THE BOOK
Good Night, Baddies
By Deborah Underwood
Illustrated by Juli Kangas
Published by Beach Lane Books
Age Range: 4 – 8 Years
Get to know the softer side of your favorite fairy tale baddies as they return home from a full day of scheming to enjoy a yummy dinner together and help one another get ready for bed.
Wolves, today was not so good.
You didn’t catch Red Riding Hood.
You huffed and puffed without success.
But brush your fangs, please, nonetheless.
Wicked witches. Evil queens. And big, bad wolves. By day they’re such baddies! But cozy at night at home among friends? Why, they couldn’t be nicer! Inspired by the mischief-makers from classic folk and fairy tales, this picture book shows that even the baddest baddies can have big hearts.
“Kids will get a lot of giggles from seeing some familiar monsters in a more humanized way. Underwood’s verse and Kangas’s charming, expressive watercolor with oil wash artwork set just the right tone…A thoroughly enjoyable offering that teachers and parents will have fun reading with children, especially at bedtime.”
—School Library Journal
“…children will delight in picking out familiar props and characters from beloved tales. Great for sharing with parents’ own baddies and fairy-tale lovers alike.”